English (ENGL)

The Bucknell English Department provides students with opportunities for intensive study in language and literature. Courses in English introduce students to important works of literary art in the English and American literary traditions, to other national and regional literary traditions in English, and to diverse and multicultural voices and traditions. Students in English classes learn to express themselves critically and creatively, developing analytical and communication skills that will serve them well in their other University courses and in their professional lives following their education at Bucknell. The English major helps students achieve competency in writing, formal presentation, and information literacy – invaluable skills for citizenship and careers.

Majors in English find themselves well prepared for graduate school in English, creative writing, and film and media studies, for teaching, for law school and other professional schools, and for careers in publishing, management, advertising, journalism, and other professions requiring creativity, careful attention to language and critical thinking.

Kinds of Departmental Course Offerings

The Department of English offers five kinds of courses, all of which are intended to contribute to the liberal education of students regardless of their majors and to offer a coherent program of study for the student majoring in English:

  • Those including considerable emphasis on English composition, along with the study of literature, intended primarily as first-year courses.
  • Those dealing with a specific author, special topic, genre, or period of literature.
  • Those dealing with the theoretical and practical nature of criticism, the history of the English language and theories of grammar, the history and analysis of film, and methods of teaching composition and literature.
  • Those providing students with the opportunity to develop abilities in creative writing.
  • Those that introduce students to film and media history and production.
First-year Courses
ENGL 101Literature and Composition1
ENGL 106Literature and Creative Writing1
ENGL 107Introduction to World Literature1
ENGL 109Public Speaking in the 21st Century1
ENGL 120Literature and the Environment1
ENGL 130Introduction to Film/Media Studies1
ENGL 150Art, Nature, and Knowledge1
General Literature Courses
ENGL 198Ways of Reading1
ENGL 199Survey of English and American Literature1
ENGL 217Studies in Dramatic Literature1
ENGL 218Studies in Children's Literature1
ENGL 220Young Adult Fiction1
ENGL 224Visions of the Susquehanna1
ENGL 225Susquehanna Country1
ENGL 226Irish Literature1
ENGL 227Caribbean Literature1
ENGL 230Nihilism, Modernism, Uncertainty1
ENGL 275Greece and Turkey: East and West1
ENGL 280Modern Literature1
ENGL 282Modern Poetry: Rilke and Eliot1
ENGL 286The Modern Novel1
ENGL 287Modern Drama1
ENGL 288Studies in Contemporary Literature1
ENGL 290Special Topics1
ENGL 291London in Literature1
ENGL 294Literary Arts Administration and Editing1
ENGL 297The Teaching of English1
English Literature Courses
ENGL 240Medieval English Literature to 14851
ENGL 241The Green World1
ENGL 243Chaucer1
ENGL 244Elvish Writing: Chaucer, Spenser and Early Phenomenology1
ENGL 250Renaissance Literature, 1485-16601
ENGL 251Studies in Renaissance Literature1
ENGL 257Shakespeare1
ENGL 258Studies in Shakespeare1
ENGL 260Restoration and 18th-century Literature1
ENGL 261Studies in Restoration and 18th-century Literature1
ENGL 263Sex and the Single Heroine1
ENGL 270Romantic Literature, 1780-18321
ENGL 271Studies in 19th-century English Literature1
ENGL 283The Early English Novel1
ENGL 284The 19th-century English Novel1
ENGL 285Modern British and American Poetry, 1890-19601
ENGL 289Theatre in London.5-1
American Literature Courses
ENGL 205Early American Colonial Literature1
ENGL 206Early American National Literature1
ENGL 207American Romanticism 1800-18651
ENGL 208American Realism and Naturalism1
ENGL 209Modern American Literature 1900-19501
ENGL 211Southern Exposure1
ENGL 212Contemporary American Literature1
ENGL 213Special Topics in American Literature1
ENGL 216Studies in American Literary Genres1
ENGL 219Studies in Selected American Authors1
ENGL 221African-American Literature1
ENGL 228Gender and Sexuality in America1
ENGL 268Jewish-American Literature and Film1
Literature Seminars
ENGL 300Seminar in Literary Theory and Criticism1
ENGL 301Seminar in American Literature Topics1
ENGL 302Seminar in Selected American Writers1
ENGL 305Seminar in Early American Literature1
ENGL 306US: Fever/Fantasy/Desire1
ENGL 307Seminar in 19th-century American Literature1
ENGL 310Seminar in Modern American Literature1
ENGL 311Seminar in Contemporary American Literature1
ENGL 315Unsettling Memories1
ENGL 319Individual Projects.5-1
ENGL 321Seminar in African-American Literature1
ENGL 326Seminar in Irish Literature1
ENGL 327Seminar in Caribbean Literature1
ENGL 340Seminar in Early English Literature to 14851
ENGL 341Seminar on Ecocriticism and Ecosemiotics1
ENGL 350Seminar in Renaissance Literature1
ENGL 358Seminar in Shakespeare1
ENGL 360Seminar in Restoration and 18th-century Literature1
ENGL 361Law and Literature1
ENGL 370Seminar in 19th-century English Literature1
ENGL 378Thesis Workshop1
ENGL 379Senior Thesis1
ENGL 382Seminar in Contemporary Literature1
ENGL 391Seminar in Poetry1
ENGL 392Seminar in the Novel1
ENGL 393Seminar in Contemporary Drama1
ENGL 394History of Sexuality1
ENGL 397Seminar in Special Topics1
ENGL 398Issues in Literary/Critical Theory1
ENGL 399Seminar in Cultural Studies1
Courses in Creative Writing 1
Advanced courses in creative writing are conducted as workshops; therefore enrollment in these courses is restricted.
ENGL 202Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction1
ENGL 203Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction1
ENGL 204Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry1
ENGL 210Special Topics in Creative Writing1
ENGL 229Ecopoetics1
ENGL 303Seminar in Writing Creative Nonfiction 21
ENGL 308Seminar in Writing Poetry 21
ENGL 309Seminar in Writing Fiction 21
1

 Individual projects in writing (e.g. a novel or a collection of verse) may be taken under the rubric of ENGL 319.

2

 May be repeated for credit if taken with a different instructor.

Courses in Film Studies
ENGL 231Pre- and Early Cinema1
ENGL 232Film History I1
ENGL 233Film History II1
ENGL 234National Cinemas1
ENGL 235Gender and Film1
ENGL 238Special Topics in Film Studies1
ENGL 332Seminar in Film and Technology1
ENGL 336Seminar in Film Genres and Auteurs1
ENGL 337Seminar in Film Theory1
ENGL 338Special Topics in Film/Media Studies1
ENGL 339Film/Video Production1

Honors in English

The student, under the guidance of a faculty member, undertakes a specifically tailored sequence of courses and independent work culminating in an honors thesis, evaluated by a panel of three faculty members. Students may also write a departmental thesis without applying for Honors in English. Students writing theses should enroll in ENGL 379 Senior Thesis during the semester in which they plan to complete the thesis.

For information on teaching English and communication in secondary school, see Professor Saundra Morris.

Major in English

The English Department offers a choice of three major concentrations: Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Film/Media Studies. Students intending to major in English who are unsure of their concentration choice are encouraged to begin their coursework with ENGL 198 Ways of Reading, ENGL 199 Survey of English and American Literature and a 200-level literature course.

The English Department urges majors to take the required survey course (ENGL 199 Survey of English and American Literature) as early as possible in their major coursework, as this requirement is designed to introduce students to important questions concerning literary history relevant to the broader concerns of the major. All English majors will receive formal instruction within the major related to the educational goals of the College Core Curriculum, including writing within the major, formal presentation skills, and information literacy.

Note: Courses in women’s literature, cultural studies, minority literature, and literary theory fulfill requirements for historical period requirements and/or seminars when so organized.

Concentration in Literary Studies

The minimum requirement for a major in English with a Concentration in Literary Studies is nine courses in English. Foundation Seminars or 100-level English courses other than ENGL 198 Ways of Reading and ENGL 199 Survey of English and American Literature will not satisfy major requirements. Specific requirements of the Concentration in Literary Studies are:

ENGL 198Ways of Reading 11
ENGL 199Survey of English and American Literature 11
Two Medieval or Early Modern Literature courses (historical period requirement)2
Enlightenment or 19th-century Literature course (historical period requirement)1
Select one of the following (can double-count for historical requirement):1
African-American Literature course
Postcolonial literature course
Designated Race and Ethnicity Studies course
Two seminars (may double-count for historical requirements) 2
200-level English electives to ensure completion of nine courses 3
English Experience: a Culminating Experience 4
1

Literary Studies concentrators and English majors are strongly encouraged to take this course as early in their program of coursework as possible.

2

ENGL 319 Individual Projects will not satisfy the seminar requirement.

3

May include additional seminar courses.

4

 Requires seniors concentrating in Literary Studies to attend six appropriate events during one senior semester selected from a list designated by the department as acceptable for the English Experience. Students will submit a 250-word response to their advisers after each event, and advisers will submit a pass/fail grade for this Culminating Experience. Students may petition the department chairperson if they wish to suggest an alternative project as their Culminating Experience.

Concentration in Creative Writing

The Concentration in Creative Writing combines courses in literary studies with a series of courses in creative writing. This option allows students to learn to write creatively and artistically while encountering models for good writing through the study of literature.

No Foundation Seminars or 100-level English courses other than ENGL 198 Ways of Reading and ENGL 199 Survey of English and American Literature will satisfy major requirements for the Concentration in Creative Writing. Students intending to concentrate in creative writing are encouraged to begin their studies with the survey course (ENGL 199 Survey of English and American Literature) or a 200-level literature class.

Students electing the Concentration in Creative Writing will take a minimum of nine courses, including:

ENGL 199Survey of English and American Literature1
Course in literature before the 19th century 51
Course in 19th-century literature 51
Course in 20th-century literature 51
ENGL 202Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction1
or ENGL 203 Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 204Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry1
ENGL 210Special Topics in Creative Writing1
or ENGL 229 Ecopoetics
Seminar in creative writing1
Elective English course1
5

One of the literature courses must be a seminar

Students concentrating in creative writing may fulfill their senior-year Culminating Experience requirement in one of two ways:

  • The English Experience: a Culminating Experience that requires seniors concentrating in Creative Writing to attend six appropriate events during one senior semester selected from a list designated by the department as acceptable for the English Experience. Students will submit a 250-word response to their advisers after each event, and advisers will submit a pass/fail grade for this Culminating Experience. Students may petition the department chairperson if they wish to suggest an alternative project as their Culminating Experience.
  • Participation in the Poet-in-Residence Master Class.

Concentration in Film/Media Studies

The Concentration in Film/Media Studies applies traditional literary practices of close reading and critical thinking to the realm of film and media. This option allows students to learn about film and media practices through historical study of American and world cinema, theoretical analysis, and creative production.

Students electing the Concentration in Film/Media Studies must take ENGL 130 Introduction to Film/Media Studies plus a minimum of nine additional courses (four in the English core and five in Film/Media Studies) above the 100 level.

English Core (Four courses):

ENGL 199Survey of English and American Literature1
19th-century course1
20th-century course1
Select one of the following:1
Ways of Reading
Seminar in Literary Theory and Criticism
Or another Theory course approved by adviser

Film/Media Studies Concentration (Five courses):

ENGL 337Seminar in Film Theory1
Select two of the following:2
Pre- and Early Cinema
Film History I
Film History II
National Cinemas
Gender and Film
Special Topics in Film Studies
Studies in Shakespeare
Select one of the following:1
Seminar in Film and Technology
Seminar in Film Genres and Auteurs
Special Topics in Film/Media Studies
Film/Video Production
Seminar in Shakespeare
Select one of the following:1
Introduction to French Cinema 6
Introduction to Italian Cinema 6
Russian Cinema: From Revolution to Repentance 6
Introduction to Visual Culture
Digital Photography
Video Art and Installation
Passion/Perversion: Japan Film
Political Economy of Media and Advertising
Hinduism and Film
Entertainment Technology
Sound Design
Star Power: Hollywood Films - 1920s - 1950
6

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor

Students concentrating in film/media studies may fulfill their senior-year Culminating Experience requirement through participation in The English Experience: a Culminating Experience that requires seniors concentrating in film/media studies to attend six appropriate events during one senior semester selected from a list designated by the department as acceptable for the English Experience. Students will submit a 250-word response to their advisers after each event, and advisers will submit a pass/fail grade for this Culminating Experience. Students may petition the department chairperson if they wish to suggest an alternative project as their Culminating Experience.

Minors in English

Literary Studies Minor

The English minor in Literary Studies consists of five courses in English above the 100 level (with the exception of ENGL 198 Ways of Reading and ENGL 199 Survey of English and American Literature, which does count toward the minor). One of the five courses must be a seminar. Students planning to minor in Literary Studies are strongly encouraged to meet with a professor in the English Department to construct a coherent minor that focuses on a particular area of study (for example, Race and Ethnic Studies, Dramatic Literature, Literary Theory, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Women Writers, or Anglophone Literature).

Creative Writing Minor

2 200-level creative writing courses2
300-level creative writing seminar1
Select one of the following:2
2 film and media studies courses level 198 or above
2 literary studies courses level 198 or above

Courses

ENGL 101. Literature and Composition. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the critical study of literature and instruction in composition. First-year students only; others by permission of the instructor.

ENGL 106. Literature and Creative Writing. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to creative writing through the reading and writing of poetry and prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). Does not count toward the creative writing concentration or minor. Prerequisite: seniors by permission of the instructor.

ENGL 107. Introduction to World Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course introduces students to literary works from several countries, covering five continents and many cultures. It also provides instruction in composition. Prerequisite: first-year students only; others by permission.

ENGL 109. Public Speaking in the 21st Century. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to public speaking with a focus on historical speeches. Study and practice of speech writing and organization, verbal and nonverbal communication.

ENGL 120. Literature and the Environment. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Interdisciplinary study of major texts which demonstrate an abiding interest in nature and in cultural and social values concerning the environment.

ENGL 130. Introduction to Film/Media Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to film grammar, history, genres, and movements using theoretical text and primary source films. Emphasis on critical thinking skills through video essay projects.

ENGL 150. Art, Nature, and Knowledge. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:4
An interdisciplinary study of selected works in art, music, literature, science and philosophy from European Renaissance through the early 20th century. Crosslisted as HUMN 150.

ENGL 198. Ways of Reading. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to literary creation, criticism, and theory, with emphasis on reader/writer; text; context; and identity.

ENGL 199. Survey of English and American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
A survey of major authors, texts, concepts, and developments in English and American literature with participation of weekly guest lecturers from the English department.

ENGL 1NT. English Non-traditional Study. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies
Non-traditional study in English. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 202. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Principles of writing fiction, with constant practice. Designed for students planning to concentrate or minor in creative writing. Preference given to juniors, sophomores, and first-year students. Prerequisite: seniors by permission of the instructor.

ENGL 203. Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Theory and practice of creative nonfiction, including travel writing, memoir, and other forms. Designed for students planning to concentrate or minor in creative writing. Preference given to juniors, sophomores, and first-year students. Prerequisite: seniors by permission of the instructor.

ENGL 204. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Principles of writing poetry, with constant practice. Designed for students planning to concentrate or minor in creative writing. Preference given to juniors, sophomores, and first-year students. Prerequisite: seniors by permission of the instructor.

ENGL 205. Early American Colonial Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Study of American literature from Columbus through the American Revolution.

ENGL 206. Early American National Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Study of American Literature from the Revolution to the Civil War.

ENGL 207. American Romanticism 1800-1865. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Examination of selected texts in various genres, read in their cultural contexts.

ENGL 208. American Realism and Naturalism. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Study of selected texts by American writers from 1865 to 1900.

ENGL 209. Modern American Literature 1900-1950. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Study of selected texts by American writers from 1900-1950.

ENGL 210. Special Topics in Creative Writing. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Studies in such topics as prosody, stylistics, characterization, or narrative theory. Course emphasizes formal or structural elements within particular genres and an appreciation of craft from a writer's perspective. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 211. Southern Exposure. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Twentieth-century literature of the American South. Probes the legacy of a culture that celebrated honor, but was built on slavery. Crosslisted as WMST 212.

ENGL 212. Contemporary American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Study of selected texts by American writers from 1950 to the present.

ENGL 213. Special Topics in American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected special topics in American literature.

ENGL 214. Introduction to Screenwriting. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Princilpes of screenwriting with constant practice. Designed for students interested in creative writing or Film/Media Studies.

ENGL 216. Studies in American Literary Genres. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Study of a selected genre of texts in American Literature.

ENGL 217. Studies in Dramatic Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected movements and topics in drama such as Restoration drama, African American dramatic literature, the Theatre of the Absurd.

ENGL 218. Studies in Children's Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Fairy tales, fantasy, animal fables, and tales of adventure from 19th - 20th centuries, with a sampling of contemporary films, primarily American.

ENGL 219. Studies in Selected American Authors. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Authors selected from among Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Cather, Melville, Wharton, James, H.D., Frost, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Neill, Stein, Welty, O'Connor, and Morrison.

ENGL 220. Young Adult Fiction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Study of literature that appeals to adolescent and young adult readers, with particular emphasis on British and American fiction and non-fiction prose from the 19th century to the present.

ENGL 221. African-American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Introduction to selected texts founded upon the Black experience in America.

ENGL 224. Visions of the Susquehanna. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines literature of the Susquehanna Valley. Crosslisted as ENST 224. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 225. Susquehanna Country. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:2,Other:3
Interdisciplinary studies in environment, philosophy, literature and communities of the Susquehanna region. Crosslisted as ENST 225 and HUMN 290.

ENGL 226. Irish Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to Irish literature, with attention to Irish mythology, history, and politics as they affect Irish art.

ENGL 227. Caribbean Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to selected literature of the Caribbean, with close analysis of text and context.

ENGL 228. Gender and Sexuality in America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Literature and popular culture exploring such topics as construction of gender identities, sexualities, GLBT cultures and gender-based violence. Crosslisted as WMST 228.

ENGL 229. Ecopoetics. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An exploration of poetry as site-specific ecological practice. Intended for students interested in both Creative Writing and Environmental Studies. Prerequisite: ENGL 204 or permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENST 227.

ENGL 230. Nihilism, Modernism, Uncertainty. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An interdisciplinary study of major texts, figures, and concepts of the 20th century. Designed to follow HUMN 128 and HUMN 150. May be crosslisted as HUMN 250.

ENGL 231. Pre- and Early Cinema. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Traces cinema's technological ancestors and examines film's profoundly different possibilities and alternatives prior to 1918. Weekly screenings illustrate cinema's various functions in its earliest years.

ENGL 232. Film History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
World cinema history from 1918 to 1945. Weekly screenings.

ENGL 233. Film History II. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
World cinema history from 1945 to present. Weekly screenings.

ENGL 234. National Cinemas. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Concentration on the history and style of a particular national cinema. Weekly screenings.

ENGL 235. Gender and Film. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Current debates about gender and American film, from WW II to the present. Diverse critical approaches for interpreting film within the broad context of gender studies. Crosslisted as HUMN 340.

ENGL 237. Internship. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:4; Repeatable
Two competitive internships are offered: Stradler Center Internship provides practical experience in and insight into arts management; West Branch Internship provides practical experience in and insight into literary publishing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 238. Special Topics in Film Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Examination of a specialized topic in film studies. Weekly screenings.

ENGL 240. Medieval English Literature to 1485. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Survey of the poetry and prose of medieval England.

ENGL 241. The Green World. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An examination of the roots, contexts, and major texts of early British literature with emphasis on views of nature and subjectivity from an ecocritical perspective.

ENGL 243. Chaucer. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The major works and language of Chaucer.

ENGL 244. Elvish Writing: Chaucer, Spenser and Early Phenomenology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Major works of Chaucer and Spenser examined in the context of early Insular poetic traditions of intersubjectivity.

ENGL 250. Renaissance Literature, 1485-1660. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Survey of the poetry and prose of representative authors, including Spenser and Milton.

ENGL 251. Studies in Renaissance Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected major prose and poetry.

ENGL 257. Shakespeare. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Selected plays.

ENGL 258. Studies in Shakespeare. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Studies in such special topics as "Shakespeare and Film", "Shakespeare's History Plays," "Psychoanalysis and Shakespeare.

ENGL 260. Restoration and 18th-century Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Survey of the poetry and prose of representative authors.

ENGL 261. Studies in Restoration and 18th-century Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected authors and various genres, including the relationship between literature and politics, history, and the sciences.

ENGL 263. Sex and the Single Heroine. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the 18th-century novel, focusing on issues of gender, sexuality, and class, in a wide range of novels and contemporary conduct books. Crosslisted as WMST 263.

ENGL 268. Jewish-American Literature and Film. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Examines the literary and cultural production of American Jews through the study of diverse series such as novels, short stories, plays and film. Crosslisted as UNIV 268.

ENGL 270. Romantic Literature, 1780-1832. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Examination of selected authors in poetry and prose, read in relationship to contemporary political and cultural influences.

ENGL 271. Studies in 19th-century English Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected major prose and poetry.

ENGL 275. Greece and Turkey: East and West. 1 Credit.

Offered Summer Session Only; Lecture hours:Varies
This course is based around a three-week summer study abroad experience in Greece and Turkey. Themes and materials will vary from year to year. Prerequisite: interview prior to admission. Crosslisted as CLAS 275 and HUMN 275.

ENGL 280. Modern Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A selective introduction to the varied forms, significant authors, and literary movements from the turn of the century to the recent past.

ENGL 282. Modern Poetry: Rilke and Eliot. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A close study of two major modernist poets, Rainer Maria Rilke and T.S. Eliot, whose work shaped generations of writers.

ENGL 283. The Early English Novel. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The rise of the novel as a genre, and analysis of representative novels.

ENGL 284. The 19th-century English Novel. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Major developments in the novel as a genre and representative novels.

ENGL 285. Modern British and American Poetry, 1890-1960. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected major poets of England, the United States, and other English-speaking cultures.

ENGL 286. The Modern Novel. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected major novelists (English, Irish, continental, American).

ENGL 287. Modern Drama. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Studies in modern dramatic literature, theatre history, and performance theory.

ENGL 288. Studies in Contemporary Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
An intensive study of selected British and American authors of the past 40 years.

ENGL 289. Theatre in London. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:2,Other:3
This course is offered off campus in London through the Bucknell in London program. Introduces students to all aspects of the London theatre. Crosslisted as THEA 264.

ENGL 290. Special Topics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Flexible in subject matter and in method. Topics such as Literature and Psychology, Literature and Myth, Science Fiction.

ENGL 291. London in Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
How London's urban realities shape the literary imaginations of writers and readers, and how their imaginative visions shape our perceptions and experience of London. Only offered in London on occasion.

ENGL 294. Literary Arts Administration and Editing. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Focused on literary arts administration and editing, this course is particularly useful for students interested in careers in the world of arts administration and/or publishing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 297. The Teaching of English. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Discussion and practice related to the teaching of English in secondary schools. Required for 7 - 12 certification in English.

ENGL 2NT. English Non-traditional Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Nontraditional study in English language and/or literature. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 300. Seminar in Literary Theory and Criticism. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to graduate study, including literary and critical theory, research, and other elements of literary scholarship. Open to advanced undergraduates. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 301. Seminar in American Literature Topics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced topics, such as Cross-Cultural Encounters, The American Novel, Gender and American Poetics, and Beat Generations. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 302. Seminar in Selected American Writers. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Study of the works of one or more major American writers. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 303. Seminar in Writing Creative Nonfiction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced workshop in the writing of creative nonfiction. Prerequisites: ENGL 202 or ENGL 203 and permission of the instructor.

ENGL 305. Seminar in Early American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Seminar in a special topic or genre of Early American and/or 18th-century American culture. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 306. US: Fever/Fantasy/Desire. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Seminar on American literature between 1770-1861 with an emphasis on psychoanalytic approaches to literary and cultural study. Authors may include Brown, Sansay, Poe, and Melville. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as HUMN 306.

ENGL 307. Seminar in 19th-century American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Seminar in special topics, authors, or genre of 19th-century American literature and culture. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 308. Seminar in Writing Poetry. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced workshop in the writing of poetry. Prerequisites: ENGL 204 and permission of the instructor.

ENGL 309. Seminar in Writing Fiction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced workshop in the writing of fiction. Prerequisites: ENGL 202 or ENGL 203 and permission of the instructor.

ENGL 310. Seminar in Modern American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Seminar in a special topic, author, or genre of modern American literature and culture. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 311. Seminar in Contemporary American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Seminar in a special topics, author, or genre of contemporary American literature and culture. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 315. Unsettling Memories. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Cultural analysis of unsettling, historically powerful racial ideas about purity and pollution written on the "lady's" and "black" bodies in 20th-century Southern fiction and photography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as WMST 315.

ENGL 319. Individual Projects. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies; Repeatable
Individual special projects supervised by instructor; honors thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 321. Seminar in African-American Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Study of selected thematic, aesthetic and ideological issues in Black American writing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 326. Seminar in Irish Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced topics in Irish literature including Irish Women Writers, Nationalism and Literature, and Contemporary Irish Writers.

ENGL 327. Seminar in Caribbean Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Study of selected thematic, aesthetic and ideological issues in Caribbean writing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 332. Seminar in Film and Technology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Traces technology's impact on film form and content. Topics include early cinema, sound technology, widescreen, and computer-generated images. Weekly screenings. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 336. Seminar in Film Genres and Auteurs. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Examination of a particular genre (film noir, Hong Kong action movies, Westerns, etc.), director, cinematographer, screenwriter, or producer. Weekly screenings. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 337. Seminar in Film Theory. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Survey of approaches to film analysis and critique, ranging from realist/formalist debates to psychoanalytic, feminist, and semiotics approaches. Weekly screenings. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 338. Special Topics in Film/Media Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
This course covers specialized, rotating topics in Film/Media Studies. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 339. Film/Video Production. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
This course applies film theory concepts to advanced video/audio production through a range of hands-on production assignments. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 340. Seminar in Early English Literature to 1485. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
The language and literature of Anglo-Saxon or medieval England. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 341. Seminar on Ecocriticism and Ecosemiotics. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This seminar will focus on research and discussion of ecocritical and ecosemiotic approaches to literature. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENST 341.

ENGL 350. Seminar in Renaissance Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Special topics. Student reports, oral and written. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 358. Seminar in Shakespeare. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Special topics. Student reports, oral and written. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 360. Seminar in Restoration and 18th-century Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Studies in canonical and marginalized texts, cultural and philosophical formations, and the continuing historical and theoretical relevance of the period.

ENGL 361. Law and Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Studies in the relationship between law, narrative, and social and fictional forms in the 18th century and modern Britain and America as these raise questions about identity, justice, historical power, God, and the nature of civil obligations.

ENGL 370. Seminar in 19th-century English Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Examination of a wide range of poetry and prose by selected authors with emphasis given to the literature's historical and cultural groundings. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 378. Thesis Workshop. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A colloquium on problems arising from the writing of a scholarly thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 379. Senior Thesis. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
The writing of a scholarly or creative honors or senior departmental thesis. Students must confer with and submit a proposal to an adviser prior to registering for the thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 382. Seminar in Contemporary Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A selective study of the most recent developments in English and American prose or poetry. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 391. Seminar in Poetry. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A study of poetry as a genre and an analysis of the work of selected poets. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 392. Seminar in the Novel. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Special topics. Student reports, oral and written. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 393. Seminar in Contemporary Drama. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Special topics. Student reports, oral and written. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 394. History of Sexuality. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary examination of the signification of sexuality in literature, philosophy, scientific discourse, and the visual arts. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as HUMN 320 and WMST 325.

ENGL 397. Seminar in Special Topics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics such as comparative literature, literature and the arts, queer theory, or satire. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 398. Issues in Literary/Critical Theory. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
The study of Continental and American critical positions or schools from Modernism through Post-Structuralism. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 399. Seminar in Cultural Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Introduction to significant issues and debates characterizing the field known as Cultural Studies. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGL 3NT. English Non-traditional Study. 1-1.5 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies
Nontraditional study in English. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Faculty

Professors: Paula Closson Buck, Gregory J. H. Clingham, Carmen Gillespie, Shara McCallum, Ghislaine G. McDayter (Chair), Saundra K. Morris, Harriet R. Pollack, John S. Rickard, Harold Schweizer, Anthony F. Stewart, Virginia Zimmerman

Associate Professors: Christopher Camuto, Glynis Carr, Michael Drexler, Eric S. Faden, Jean Peterson, Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Robert A. Rosenberg, Alfred K. Siewers, G.C. Waldrep III

Assistant Professors: Derek Palacio, Claire V. Watkins

Visiting Assistant Professors: James Buck, Erica Delsandro, Kenneth Eisenstein, Katherine A. Hays, Rebecca L. Willoughby

Lecturer: Rebecca Meyers